NEMO donates relief supplies to Salvador
Nov 26, 2009, 01:40 pm
Belize was lucky to be spared from any damages delivered by Hurricane Ida earlier this month but the same cannot be said for our Central American neighbour El Salvador. According to the United Nations, 198 people have been reported dead and 5,759 others are in 64 shelters with as many as 75,000 people affected by Hurricane Ida. Today in a good will gesture, Belize's National Emergency Management Organization handed over one hundred and twenty five boxes of relief supplies including bottles of water to the Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador, His Excellency Julio Milton Parada.
The shipment will leave Belize in trucks and following a twelve to fifteen hour drive should arrive in Salvador sometime between Friday and Saturday. In his response to the donation His Excellency Julio Milton Parada thanked the government and the people of Belize and said that since the passage of the storm many shelter-less families continue to suffer especially with cool weather prevailing over the area.